Posted: June 9, 2010

NanoTecNexus announces collaboration with the Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion

(Nanowerk News) NanoTecNexus (NTN) announces its collaboration with the Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion organization as part of our International Alliance Initiative. "We are excited to partner with Swiss thought leaders in nanotech and clean technologies and help catalyze business and investment activities between Swiss and American companies and research institutions", said Adriana Vela, Founder and CEO, NanoTecNexus.
As a first step in the collaboration efforts, NTN will host a free live online webinar featuring an expert panel convened to discuss the latest investment and collaboration opportunities in Switzerland. The webinar invitation and details are as follows:

Date: June 21, 2010

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm PDT

Cost: Free

A Leading Edge Panel Discussion and Live Webinar
Join Swiss business drivers for a discussion on the latest in nano and clean technology innovations.
Moderator Aymeric Sallin, founder of NanoDimension, will lead the dialog on topics including:
  • Why are American companies investing in R&D in Switzerland and other European countries?
  • Latest advances in Swiss nanotechnology and cleantech
  • Where is nanotech headed? Where is cleantech headed? How are they impacting larger industry?
  • US and European sources of funding
  • Panelists
    Aymeric Sallin, NanoDimension
    Aymeric focuses on semiconductor and energy-related investments. He is Founder and Managing Director of NanoDimension, on the Board of Directors of Crocus Technology SA and Selecta Biosciences, and on the Advisory Board of the Physics Department of the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.
    Christian Häuselmann, Swisscleantech
    Christian, co-founder of Swisscleantech, is an economist and co-founder and partner of INCH GmbH, specializing in innovation consulting services in the cleantech, medtech and public sectors.
    Professor Sotiris Pratsinis, ETH Zurich
    Prof. Pratsinis is founder of the Particle Technology Laboratory at ETHZ, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He holds about a dozen European and U.S. patents licensed to various industries and contributed to the creation of four spin-offs.
    Frederic Mauch, BioApply
    Frederic is CEO of BioApply, which develops innovative alternatives to petrol based products using biopolymers and is a market leader in the field of biodegradable retail bags.
    Samuel Schaer, Buhler PARTEC
    Samuel is Managing Director of Buhler PARTEC, which specializes in manufacturing ready-to-use nanoparticle dispersions for industrial applications and provides nanoparticle-based additives for waterborne coatings and fluorocarbon textile finishes.
    Mario Brossi, Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion . Mario is Senior Representative North America for the Swiss government foreign investment agency, which promotes the many advantages of Switzerland as a business location.
    The live in-person event is to be held at Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA at 5:30pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. To register by phone call 323 899 4834 or email [email protected]
    NanoTecNexus specializes in the field of nanotechnology and its impact on industry, academia and society. Our mission is to catalyze collaboration and knowledge exchange across these seemingly disparate entities with a variety of programs and services.
    Source: NanoTecNexus